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Current Students Guide

Get StartedWelcome to the Technology Department's guide for current students! As a member of the Fitchburg State University community, you have access to a number of electronic resources designed to enhance your academic life.


Each Fitchburg State student is provided with a Web-based email account 24 hours after their first registration. All students are required to activate their account and check it regularly for messages from their professors and campus offices. Electronic billing for students will be sent to this account. Currently student email is hosted on Google mail.
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Blackboard is a Web-based classroom management system used for assignments, grades and announcements. The system uses your Falcon Key as a login. To open Blackboard, visit
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Self-Service Banner (Web4)

Self-Service Banner (Web4) is the place for payments, class schedules, financial aid, student information and the course catalog. Get your grades and register for courses here. Visit
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Campus Cable

Cable TV is provided to all residence hall students. There are 114 channels available, including NESN, MTVU, MTV2, NFL Net, 8 HBO channels, and 5 ESPN channels.
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Internet Access

All campus buildings as well as some green spaces and parking lots have wireless network access. All resident hall rooms have a data port per student with exception of the North Street Apartments and Cedar Street House.
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Help Desk

The 24/7 Call Center offers support to students by phone at (978) 665-4500, toll-free at 866-830-0518. Students can also submit a ticket by completing the Online Help Desk Request Form There is also walk-in service available in Conlon Hall, Room 236 (Campus Map). View our Hours of Operation page for a schedule of walk-in hours.

Viruses and Security

It is a requirement for campus network access that computers be updated and protected against viruses and malware. The University offers free antivirus software, compatible with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems, for student computers and provides assistance with installation.
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Software Discounts

Microsoft software is provided to our students at an exceptional price due to the negotiated Microsoft Campus Agreement. Software may be purchased online.

Adobe also offers discounted software to students through the online store.
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J Drive

Each student has their own J drive, which is a network hard drive that can be accessed anywhere on the campus network. It provides up to 300 MB of storage.
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Lab and Mobile Printing

The student lab printing system allows users to print from a mobile device and student computer labs. You will need your OneCard and your Falcon Key to use the service.
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Tk20 is an online assessment and e-portfolio system used by many of the departments and programs on the Fitchburg State University campus. Tk20 is available to all students at the university. Login to Tk20.
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Fitchburg State Alert

Fitchburg State Alert will enable the university to notify you of important campus announcements. Examples of such announcements are:

  • Campus and regional emergencies
  • Snow closures/delays

Fitchburg State Alert is setup to send notifications to your Fitchburg State University email by default. Mobile phones, land lines, and additional email addresses must be entered by the user.
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Students can build personal and club websites through Fitchburg State resources. The university provides a Google Sites account for student use.
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Computer Labs

There are open computer labs on campus for student use that include both Mac and PC computers. Lab monitors are available in each lab to answer questions.
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Student Computer Recommendation

All incoming freshman and transfer students are recommended to purchase a mobile device. Visit our Laptop Requirements page for more detailed information.

Hoonuit Learning

Hoonuit is an online training resource for faculty, staff and students. Atomic Learning features video how-to tutorials on over 200 programs.
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Mobile App

Fitchburg State Mobile is available as an app for iOS and Android devices and as a mobile website.
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